How might you use fiction as a vehicle for teaching computational thinking? Here are some ideas.
- Read Asimov's "The Machine That Won the War", summarise it for your students, and then discuss in class.
- Represent a story or poem as a flowchart. The plot diagram of The Machine That Won the War is a nice example. There is a flowchart and an interactive flowchart to help you choose your next science fiction book on this website.
- Read my article F is for Flash Fiction.
- Read Tom Godwin's "The Cold Equations" summarise it for your students, and ask them to design a program or at least an algorithm to represent what is going on.
You may find my article Shock Tactics: 7 Ideas for Teaching with Technology useful too.